Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

High pressure will increasingly dominate the weather across the United Kingdom over the next couple of days.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 to 5. Mainly slight just east of Orkney and in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate. Wintry showers, fair later. Good, occasionally poor until later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest becoming variable, then mainly southwest later, 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Showers later. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Slight or moderate, but smooth in firths of Tay and Forth. Wintry showers until later. Good, occasionally poor until later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times. Slight or moderate, but smooth in firths of Tay and Forth. Fair. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Wintry showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly east or southeast, 2 to 4. Moderate. Fair. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight in south. Wintry showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly east or northeast, 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight in south. Fair. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 4 or 5 at first in north, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Slight, occasionally moderate in north, mainly smooth in south. Wintry showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming northeasterly 3 to 5 later. Slight in north, mainly smooth in south. Mainly fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Occasional rain or sleet at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers at first. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Slight becoming smooth. Occasional rain until later. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 2 to 4. Smooth. Showers at first. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable, mainly east, 3 or less. Smooth or slight, becoming smooth later. Showers until later. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly east or northeast, 2 to 4. Smooth, becoming slight, occasionally moderate in west later. Showers at first. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight becoming smooth later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 2 to 4 later. Smooth, occasionally slight in far west later. Showers at first. Good.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less. Smooth, occasionally slight in south at first. Showers. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth. Showers at first. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 3 or 4 at times. Smooth. Showers later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth. Showers. Good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less. Slight. Showers later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4 at times. Smooth in east, but slight, occasionally moderate in north. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth in east, but slight, occasionally moderate until later in north. Showers until later. Mainly good.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight near Mull of Kintyre. Showers later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth, occasionally slight near Mull of Kintyre. Showers until later. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near Jura and Tiree. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate until later near Jura and Tiree. Showers until later. Mainly good.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly south or southeast, 2 to 4. Moderate in north, otherwise smooth or slight. Showers later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South veering southwest, 2 to 4. Moderate until later in north, otherwise smooth or slight. Showers at first. Mainly good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly south or southeast, 2 to 4. Moderate. Showers later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South veering southwest, 2 to 4. Moderate, becoming mainly slight later. Showers at first. Mainly good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in east at first. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate until later.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Monday 12 Apr 2021 at 1200 UTC until Tuesday 13 Apr 2021 at 0000 UTC

General situation: A cold, showery northerly airstream will persist over Shetland Waters for the next 24 hours

Forecast: Northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in east at first Moderate or rough Showers Good, occasionally moderate

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Tuesday 13 Apr until 1200 UTC on Tuesday 13 Apr: North or northwest 3 or 4 Moderate, occasionally rough in east at first Showers Mainly good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly 3 to 5, locally 6 at first, mainly in the north of the area, veering northwesterly 2 to 4 by dusk, occasionally variable 1 to 2, veering easterly overnight. Slight, decreasing smooth to slight overnight. Occasional rain or showers, mainly in the north and east, dying out by midnight, mist and fog patches near the French coast around dawn. Good or very good, occasionally moderate, locally poor or very poor around dawn.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East to southeast 2 to 4, occasionally variable 1 to 2, backing east to northeast 3 to 4 in the afternoon. Smooth or slight. Fair or fine. Good or very good.